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Forty per cent of young people in north east London, including in Islington, believe their future goals are now “impossible” due to the pandemic, a study has found.

An Islington yoga studio has closed its doors after 20 years of bending over backwards to help its clientele.

An Islington entrepreneur is one of a duo to set up a chair-renting business to help hairdressers during the coronavirus crisis.

Homelessness workers got together for a large-scale outreach project to mark the usual Streets Fest event in Islington.

A study has found almost all north London respondents broke social distancing rules at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.

Schoolchildren in Hackney and Islington whose learning has been interrupted by the pandemic have been benefiting from an intensive maths catch-up programme.

Music venues in Hackney and across the country have been thrown a “lifeline” as part of a £1.57 billion pot of emergency funding during the coronavirus crisis.

Cafes, restaurants and venues all over Islington have launched crowdfunding campaigns amid to the coronavirus pandemic.

Libraries around Islington are to start reopening as the coronavirus lockdown is eased.

Diners in north London and across the UK are enjoying a half-price discount on restaurant meals.

Islington’s National Education Union (NEU) has criticised the algorithm used to calculate A Level results this year.

Students around Islington are anxiously opening their 2020 A Level results this morning.

Experts at Oxford University have created an online tool to pinpoint the local areas most at risk from a second wave of coronavirus, including in north London.

The leader of Islington Council has warned against complacency in the face of the “terrible, killer” coronavirus, as figures appear to show infection rates are relatively low in the borough compared to other parts of London.

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition calling for Islington’s “people-friendly neighbourhoods” changes to be reversed.

A documentary will throw the spotlight on a celebrated Islington magician and her charity work during the coronavirus crisis.

An Islington racing car driver has launched an initiative to help the community during the coronavirus crisis.

Islington Council has called for the residency test part of Universal Credit to be suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

For many people, the lockdown fell like a thick black curtain over the immediate future. The most vulnerable to the virus, those over 70 or with underlying health conditions, were told to stay at home and that even a simple trip to the shop for a carton of milk could result in death.

The number of Islington residents claiming Universal Credit skyrocketed by 110 per cent in two months of coronavirus lockdown.

Islington has the lowest cumulative rate per 100,000 people of coronavirus cases in London.

A bank has given Islington schoolchildren all the tech needed for home schooling on the internet.

A pub in Islington received a visit from the government’s business secretary ahead of its post-lockdown opening.

Islington veterans, councillors and police officers paid tribute to British service people during Armed Forces Week 2020.

Budding chefs are invited to a join a free cook-along and learn how to make salad entirely without lettuce.

An Islington theatre has raised £120,000 in an emergency appeal to weather the coronavirus storm.

More than 10,000 people have sought help from a coronavirus helpline in Islington.

A junior doctor at the Whittington Hospital became the face of a campaign for this year’s World Refugee Day.

NHS workers at the Whittington Hospital have brightened up the wards by painting colourful new rainbow murals on the hallways.

A Finsbury Park soup kitchen handed out three times more free food bags than usual one Saturday thanks to a bumper donation.

An Islington Greggs could be one of the busiest in the UK when the chain reopens its branches next week.

Non-essential shops in Islington are welcoming customers back through their doors today (June 15) .

A volunteer-led organisation has raised more than £25,000 to dish up meals for NHS workers at Homerton, Northwick Park and the Royal London hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Cancer Research’s Race for Life has been completely cancelled in London this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Politicians got stuck in volunteering at an Islington food bank amid the coronavirus crisis.

Dear reader,

Have you heard the phrase “news desert”? It’s been coined in America to describe what is left behind when a newspaper closes down and the community it served is suddenly left without a source of credible and comprehensive news and information.

A charity has called for the “commercialisation” of Finsbury Park to be reviewed in light of Wireless Festival 2020’s cancellation.

A North London charity has already racked up £12,000 in a matched crowdfunding campaign to support older people particularly impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

An emergency response team, last used in the wake of the Finsbury Park terror attack, is being launched by Islington Council to manage the “worst case scenario” of the coronavirus outbreak.

People are being told to avoid, pubs, clubs, theatres and to start working from home “where they possibly can” following the first government televised press conference on the coronavirus outbreak.

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